The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer - C++
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 60 69
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 11 26 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.96% 3.52% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 3.59% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11 26 17
Median salary £55,000 £40,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -27.27%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 546 724 770
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 97.15% 97.97% 98.97%
Number of salaries quoted 500 682 607
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,300 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in Southampton

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in Southampton.

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in Southampton

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in Southampton over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in Southampton

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, C++ Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) C++
1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (75.86%) Multithreading
3 21 (72.41%) Windows
4 19 (65.52%) C#
5 16 (55.17%) XML
6 15 (51.72%) Algorithms
7 12 (41.38%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (41.38%) WCF
7 12 (41.38%) Network Security
7 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
7 12 (41.38%) Visual Studio
7 12 (41.38%) .NET
7 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
8 11 (37.93%) SQL
9 9 (31.03%) Degree
10 8 (27.59%) Mathematics
10 8 (27.59%) OOD
11 7 (24.14%) Multithreaded Programming
11 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
11 7 (24.14%) STL
11 7 (24.14%) Client/Server
12 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
12 6 (20.69%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (17.24%) Linux
13 5 (17.24%) OOP
13 5 (17.24%) OO
13 5 (17.24%) Python
14 4 (13.79%) Bugzilla

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (41.38%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) Network Security
2 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.79%) Bugzilla
2 4 (13.79%) CruiseControl
2 4 (13.79%) Hudson
2 4 (13.79%) Subversion
2 4 (13.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (10.34%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) XML
2 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 12 (41.38%) WCF
3 7 (24.14%) STL
4 4 (13.79%) MFC
5 3 (10.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (10.34%) Qt
6 2 (6.90%) CSS
6 2 (6.90%) HTML
6 2 (6.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (51.72%) Algorithms
2 7 (24.14%) Client/Server
3 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (75.86%) Multithreading
3 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (27.59%) Mathematics
4 8 (27.59%) OOD
5 7 (24.14%) Multithreaded Programming
6 5 (17.24%) OO
6 5 (17.24%) OOP
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (13.79%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (10.34%) Physics
8 3 (10.34%) SDLC
8 3 (10.34%) Statistical Modelling
9 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
10 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
10 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) C++
2 19 (65.52%) C#
3 11 (37.93%) SQL
4 5 (17.24%) Python
5 4 (13.79%) C
5 4 (13.79%) Embedded C++
6 2 (6.90%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 6 (20.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (10.34%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
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